I had a little change of plans. Originally I was embarking on my “road trip” yesterday when I got home from work. But, due to my own procrastination practices and a detail or two out of my control, I’m leaving this morning instead. My head is in a much better place than it was. Not totally where I want it but after I get my “Kate fix” I’m sure I’ll be just fine.
You may remember me mentioning my very best friend in the world since first grade. Kate. We celebrated our 50th birthdays together at Martha’s Vineyard last year, remember? I wish she had a blog that I could send you to because only then would you understand how I feel about her. She’s been a virtual rock for me almost through my entire life. How can I convey this?
Growing up, Kate and I have been sorta like counterparts. She was an only child and I loved escaping to her house to play uninterrupted. She, on the other hand enjoyed the noisy craziness at my house with all the kids. She was the voice of reason when I wanted to do daring things. But on the other hand, I think I persuaded her to do some things, crazy stuff, that maybe she thought weren’t good ideas but ended up being things that we still talk and laugh about today. She is the one with good logic and common sense. We know that’s not me but we balance each other out. I have had some of the best conversations of my life with her. We discuss everything under the sun. She helps me see the other side of things that I may not have considered otherwise. But she never judges or imposes her opinion. She’s honest with compassion and tact, a rare talent that I admire. And Laugh; I challenge any two people anywhere to out-laugh the two of us.
She has poise, a wonderful sense of humor and is true to her convictions. She has a heart of gold and is steady as a rock. I really don’t know what kind of person I would be if she hadn’t charmed her way into my six-year-old heart. She and I share wonderful memories that could fill volumes, and then some.
Excuse me now, I’m going to load up the car and head for my fix.